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4 years ago#1
I have a 2500K I got for $163 at microcenter and my brother secured a deal where I got this motherboard: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z68A-GD80--B3-.html fo free. Things have been fine for the last 8 months and being that it came so cheap I'm definitely satisfied. I helped a friend install a Z77 Ud5H and a 3770K for hackintosh last week. now that I have a gtx670 on the way, I'm thinking about pci-e 3.0 and maybe an i7 (because I already have an i5). my brother say's it's a fool's dream, but he doesn't understand. I don't want some pci-e lane bottleneck. especially if I ever chose to SLI. what say you PCH?
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4 years ago#2
It seems to me that you've already made up your decision.
4 years ago#3
PCI-E 3.0 has little to no real-time performance gain.
I would say that it's a bad choice to upgrade to Ivy Bridge with your current system. It's kind of pointless if you already have a 2500k. The 2500k won't bottleneck your GTX 670.
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4 years ago#4
yes. I want it, but I'm scared I'll be disappointed and feel I've wasted my time.
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4 years ago#5
BMANZZS posted...
PCI-E 3.0 has little to no real-time performance gain.
I would say that it's a bad choice to upgrade to Ivy Bridge with your current system. It's kind of pointless if you already have a 2500k.


I know this, but logic is giving way to impulse. technology is too seductive.
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4 years ago#6
60secondAssasin posted...
yes. I want it, but I'm scared I'll be disappointed and feel I've wasted my time.


I bet you will be. I doubt you'll see any performance increase from 2500k->3570K. It's completely up to you though, cause it's true your system will be slightly more futureproof with Z77 features.
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CM690 II Adv | G-Skill 2x4GB PC1600 | CM Silent Pro 700W
4 years ago#7
60secondAssasin posted...
BMANZZS posted...
PCI-E 3.0 has little to no real-time performance gain.
I would say that it's a bad choice to upgrade to Ivy Bridge with your current system. It's kind of pointless if you already have a 2500k.


I know this, but logic is giving way to impulse. technology is too seductive.


Haha... you're like me. I'm the type of guy that has a blast switching CPUs and reinstalling heatsinks. I wouldn't buy Ivy, but that's just my two cents. If you got a money tree in your backyard then I would say hell yeah upgrade lol
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CM690 II Adv | G-Skill 2x4GB PC1600 | CM Silent Pro 700W
4 years ago#8
yea it will be. and i can reassure myself by saying that I didn't pay for a motherboard anyway, so technically I'm not wasting money?? I would get an i7. i5 to i5 just doesn't sound right.
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4 years ago#9
Nope. At the very least, wait until a better IB revision comes out. They may still fix the terrible thermal performance by replacing the cheap TIM.
mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
4 years ago#10
true Dark, but I don't mind opening up the IHS and fixing it myself. plus I'll get a 2 year replacement at microcenter.
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